- The Washington Times
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ricardo Chavira, Felicity Huffman’s former “Desperate Housewives” co-star, spoke out against the actresses’ short prison sentence in the college admissions bribery scandal as another example of “white privilege.”

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean [expletive] to these people,” Mr. Chavira tweeted after Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in Operation Varsity Blues.

Mr. Chavira claimed he witnessed Ms. Huffman benefit from her whiteness during the years he worked with her on “Desperate Housewives.”

“I saw Eight years worth of it working on Housewives,” he wrote. “I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled w the intricacies of it on a daily basis w all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends. But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this [expletive].”

Mr. Chavira, who also starred in the popular TV shows “Scandal” and Jane the Virgin,” sent the tweets in September but they’re getting renewed attention after Hollywood Life’s report Tuesday afternoon.

Huffman was sentenced on Sept. 13 to serve two weeks in federal prison as well as pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to paying Rick Singer $15,000 to correct her daughter’s SAT scores.

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